Domestic abuse recovery is a process, new director says

Tara Jeffrey A lot has changed since Angie Marks was hired on at the Women’s Interval Home in 2007 as a ‘counsellor on duty.’ “We’re seeing a lot more complex situations,” said Marks, noting Sarnia’s housing shortage has put pressure on the emergency shelter for women and children experiencing abuse. “There’s a greater concern, the… Read more »

Youth group seeking rainbow coloured crosswalk

A local youth group is launching a campaign to bring a rainbow-coloured crosswalk to downtown Sarnia. Members of Spectrum, an LGBTQ2+ drop-in program at Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, say a rainbow crosswalk would be a visible symbol of support and acceptance for the LGBTQ2+ community. Similar crosswalks can already be found in London, Chatham and Windsor. The… Read more »

Sting draft local player in third round

A local player was among three new prospects drafted by the Sarnia Sting at the 2019 Under 18 Priority Selection last week. Ben Diamond, a forward who played with the Jr. Sting Midget AAA team, was selected in the third round, 46th overall, on April 10, the team said. The Sting took Markham Majors Midget… Read more »

Medal winners

Two members of Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu-Jitsu School Of Self Defense won medals at the annual Ajax Budokan meet held March 30 in Whitby, Ont. Carson Elder, left, won silver while Zoe Arvanitis brought home gold. Submitted Photo

Alexander Mackenzie Secondary celebrating 50 years

Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with an alumni barbecue. The June 1 event will be a chance for former students and teachers to get together and reminisce about the Michigan Avenue school’s first half century. The focal point will be the courtyard, with a luncheon barbecue and socializing from… Read more »

Three Sarnians nominated for Ontario country music awards

Three musicians from Sarnia have been nominated for 2019 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards. Eric Ethridge received a nomination for Male Artist of the Year, while Travis Wood earned two separate Songwriter of the Year nods for his work on “Loud,” by Tim Hicks, and “Feels Like That,” by The Reklaws. Donovan Woods also… Read more »

Llama Mia!

Thomas Grasser, 4, and his mom Kim got the royal greeting when they arrived with apples at the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park last week. The Camlachie residents said they enjoy the farm’s llamas, donkeys and goats and make frequent visits. Glenn Ogilvie

Point Edward Pacers back in action

The Point Edward Pacers are back on the floor. The Junior B lacrosse club kicked off another season April 14 by taking to the road to play Welland, London, Six Nations and Wallaceburg. The Pacers will host their home opener against Niagara at the Point Edward Arena on Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets,… Read more »

Appreciation night honours college’s top athletes

More than 40 of Lambton College’s top varsity and intramural athletes were recognized at a recent appreciation night hosted by the Athletics Department and Student Administrative Council. Highlights included Tyvell Peters of the men’s basketball team winning both Varsity Athlete of the Year and Most Valuable Player honours. Women’s basketball team member Christine Fleischer also… Read more »